Emily Hester

Zachariah Brown – On This Date in 1802

On this date May 26th, in 1802, our maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Zachariah Brown was born in South Carolina, United States to father James Brown, Sr. and mother Hannah Smith.* Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams Nelda G.’s parents – ^Lucy Dee Wright was married to John Alvis LaPrarie Lucy D.’s parents…

On Having Enough

When I hear the saying “Mama’s cleaning house” it reminds me of what my mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, used to say when she’d had enough: “No more Mr. Nice Mom!”

Jean T. Deville – On This Date in 1787

On this date the 15th of February in 1787, Jean T. Deville* was born in New Orleans, Louisiana Felicity Jannot was married to Jean T. Deville and parents to # of children including our maternal great-great-great grandfather Valentine Deville.   find a grave:* Birth: Feb. 15, 1785 Death: unknown Jean T. DEVILLE •Sex: M •Birth: 15 FEB 1787 in New…

John T. DeVille – On This Date in 1785

On this day the 15th of February in 1785 our maternal great-great-great-great grandfather, John T. Deville was born Rapides Post, Louisiana to parents Miguel “Michel” DeVille and Marguerite Katzenberger.* According numerous records, John’s name was spelled as John Tee (Gentille) Deville, Johnter Deville, Jean T. Deville, and Juan Deville.** John’s christening was February 27, 1787 in…

Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

On this date the 15th of February in 1862 our paternal great grandfather Chris Raabe was born in Germany (still researching parents). Information from Ancestry: Born in Per, Germany on Feb 1869. Chris married Ida Mae Carlile and had 4 children. He passed away in Wagoner, Oklahoma, USA.* Parents: Unavailable Children of Chris and Ida…

Hannah Smith Brown – On This date in 1843

On this date, the 14th of February in 1843, Hannah Smith Brown passed away in East Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She was born in Epson, New Hampshire circa 1772.* Hannah Smith married James Brown around 1789 in South Carolina. They were parents to 7 children including our maternal great-great-great grandfather Zachariah Brown: 1- Levi BROWN b: 1794…